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I am a Reception Teacher and a Forest School Practitioner. Using my experience from a range of schools in England and Sweden, I have decided to compile a bank of my own resources and lesson plans which I have used over the years. I particularly enjoy working in the great outdoors with children and I am passionate about play based learning, especially outside!

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I am a Reception Teacher and a Forest School Practitioner. Using my experience from a range of schools in England and Sweden, I have decided to compile a bank of my own resources and lesson plans which I have used over the years. I particularly enjoy working in the great outdoors with children and I am passionate about play based learning, especially outside!
Characteristics of Effective Learning: Bank of Statements
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Characteristics of Effective Learning: Bank of Statements

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Complete your characteristics of effective learning easily with these ready-made statements which have been differentiated for the low, medium and high attaining child. Simply copy and paste the statements which most resemble the child in question and edit accordingly. These statements will also prompt you with ideas for completing your more ‘personal’ report. Please leave a review and/or follow me!
Diary of a Wombat planning  for 2 weeks Year 1 (KS1)
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Diary of a Wombat planning for 2 weeks Year 1 (KS1)

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Here I have 2 week’s planning (8 lessons) on Wombats for Year 1 English. The planning is non-fiction and fiction literacy. This planning has learning objectives, success criteria detailed descriptions for teacher input and what should be expected of the children based on 3 differentiated outcomes (high, middle and low). The planning focuses on researching Wombats through various means, group work, use of ICT, Fact writing and the creation of fact files. Theres the opportunity to branch off researching further Australian animals or simply Australia in general. Week 2 (4 lessons) is a follow up to the the previous weeks plan. The planning focuses on diary writing and past tense verbs. Please follow me or email me for more information!
Digital Phonics Assessment Tracker
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Digital Phonics Assessment Tracker

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This Digital Phonics Assessment Tracker is designed for use with Letters and Sounds Phases 2-6. It is a digital file which opens on any tablet (for example iPad or Galaxy) with an installed pdf reader. Simply tap the screen to enter a ‘tick’ besides each phoneme/ word/ sentence to signify that the child is secure in that area. The file is editable which not only allows the user to tick each box as the child demonstrates competence in the required task, but should a child regress and need further support then ticks can be undone. The document can easily be saved, emailed and recalled again and again to edit as the child’s knowledge and understanding develops throughout the term. There is no need to type up paper assessments to the school server anymore! With the Digital Phonics Assessment Tracker, workload is cut in half and the whole assessment procedure simplified! Watch the YouTube video or message me on Facebook for more information! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8b1DaOm0JI&t=41s
Intervention Planning for Early Years.  Targeted Support for Finger Gym, Numeracy and Writing.
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Intervention Planning for Early Years. Targeted Support for Finger Gym, Numeracy and Writing.

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This complete intervention pack includes activities for finger gym, numeracy, and writing. It is designed for support staff (LSAs and TAs) to grab and deliver targeted support without the stress of them having to plan it. It is also great for NQTs or new to Early Years teachers! This complete pack is organized in such a way to allow the person delivering the interventions to list the children involved and annotate notes to support further development including the children’s next steps. These activities are designed for children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.
BACK TO SCHOOL S,A,T,P,I,N Letters and Sounds Phonics Homework Sheets
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BACK TO SCHOOL S,A,T,P,I,N Letters and Sounds Phonics Homework Sheets

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BACK TO SCHOOL. Homework sheets for children to identify the sound and write CVC and CVCC words. The illustrations guide the child and the writing frames assist with their independent segmentation of the words. This sheet can be used as a homework or classroom activity and suits as an additional activity to Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics, Read Write Inc. (RWI) etc. Each sounds is differentiated for a lower and higher attainer. Suitable for EYFS Reception and/or Year 1. BACK TO SCHOOL
Forest School Outdoor Learning Art and Design using Natural materials
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Forest School Outdoor Learning Art and Design using Natural materials

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This lesson plan will guide you with your group of KS1 children in your outdoor area. The plan includes games (to develop confidence, team bonding and language - great for EAL children) and an activity which encourages children to explore and discover their natural environment while developing their skills in design and creativity. This activity fosters resilience, cooperation, imagination and problem solving skills
Outdoor Learning Forest School Complete Set of Activities
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Outdoor Learning Forest School Complete Set of Activities

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6 Lesson Plans/Activities including Art with Natural Resources, Bug Hunt, Building a Bug Hotel, An Introduction to Fire, Cooking on an Open Fire, and Small World Story Making with Faries (Fairy World). Also included is a Risk Assessment for having a fire and an Introduction to Forest School. This is an ideal introduction to get you on your way to confidently leading a group of children outside. The activities are designed for children from Reception up to Year 2 but they can easily be adapted for Nursery and older year groups. Please be aware, these are designed for teachers and are there to be interpreted. True Forest School does not follow lesson plans. These resources are designed to give ideas and act as a back up for the practitioner to deliver a catalyst and prompts for learning whilst being prepared to follow the children in their learning journey! Forest School should be led by the children.
EYFS : Continuous Provision Classroom Design with Intervention Pack FREE!
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EYFS : Continuous Provision Classroom Design with Intervention Pack FREE!

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Back to School! This resources tells you what you need for resources in curriculum areas around your classroom. With a focus on Continuous Provision, this resources will tell you what should be available for the children in areas such as the reading area, creative area, sensory area etc. Aimed especially to support NQTs and new to Reception teachers, this resource will save you heaps of time planning what resources are needed and setting -up. FREE: An on-entry assessment for numeracy FREE: An on-entry assessment for phonics FREE: An on-entry assessment for shape FREE: An ‘All About Me’ booklet for children to complete about themselves and their family. NOW INCLUDES THE INTERVENTION PACK FOR FREE!!! This complete intervention pack includes activities for finger gym, numeracy, and writing. It is designed for support staff (LSAs and TAs) to grab and deliver targeted support without the stress of them having to plan it. It is also great for NQTs or new to Early Years teachers! This complete pack is organized in such a way to allow the person delivering the interventions to list the children involved and annotate notes to support further development including the children’s next steps. These activities are designed for children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.
Outdoor Writing Challenge
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Outdoor Writing Challenge

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A simple writing challenge for your Reception children. This independent activity challenges the child to first locate the items on the sheet, which they have great fun doing with their friends, and then write down its name… For best results, provide a clipboard with interesting fancy pens!
Year 1 Maths Lesson Plans (Number) 13 Plans
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Year 1 Maths Lesson Plans (Number) 13 Plans

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Here I have planned 13 lessons in Number for year 1 maths. The planning is detailed planning including learning objectives, success criteria, teacher input and differentiated independent activities/challenges. Furthermore, the planning is in WORD to enable you to easily edit it to suit your own class/school’s planning format. Resources required from a third party (such as Twinkl) are suggested. I have left a suggestion to simply download them to avoid copyright issues. This is a bundle of 3 items which can be purchased separately for £2 each.
Early Years Classroom Design (Back to School Resources for EYFS Continuous Provision)
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Early Years Classroom Design (Back to School Resources for EYFS Continuous Provision)

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Back to School! This resources will suggest ideas for resources in curriculum areas around your classroom. With a focus on continuous provision, this resources will tell you what should be available for the children in areas such as the reading area, creative area, sensory area etc. Aimed especially to support NQTs and new to reception teachers, this resource will save you heaps of time planning what resources are needed where. FREE: An on-entry assessment for numeracy FREE: An ‘All About Me’ booklet to send home to your parents for the children to complete and return. Back to School!
Letter to Parents explaining Forest School (Outdoor Learning)
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Letter to Parents explaining Forest School (Outdoor Learning)

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A letter to send home to parents for children chosen to take part in Forest School. This letter is in WORD format to enable you to edit easily. The letter informs the parents that a series of Forest School sessions are planned to take place and explains using clear simple language, what Forest School is. This letter also contains a permission slip for parents to authorize their child to take part.
ar phonics worksheet
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ar phonics worksheet

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A homework sheet for children to fill in the missing ar sound in words. The illustrations guide the child and the writing frames assist with their independent segmentation of CVC words and beyond. This sheet can be used as a homework or classroom activity and suits as an additional activity to Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics, Read Write Inc. (RWI) etc. Suitable for EYFS Reception and/or Year 1.
Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)
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Early Years Maths & Fine Motor Development ideas with Playdough (Play Doh)

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A 4-page leaflet comprising a bank of activities for teachers, support staff, childminders and parents to engage with their child to help their learning. The activities all involve using playdough to help the child develop in the key areas of learning such as Speaking & Listening, Mathematics, Personal, Social and Emotional Development etc. The leaflet is extremely useful for parents of children in EYFS and Year 1. The leaflet also serves to assist planning in the classroom and can be particularly useful for teaching assistants when leading intervention groups.
Phonics homewoork oo sound worksheet
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Phonics homewoork oo sound worksheet

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A homework sheet for children to fill in the missing oo sound in words. a selection of oo as in book as well as oo as in moon have been included. The illustrations guide the child and the writing frames assist with their independent segmentation of CVC words. This sheet can be used as a homework or classroom activity and suits as an additional activity to Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics, Read Write Inc. (RWI) etc. Suitable for EYFS Reception and/or Year 1.
Intervention Pack 2: Targeted Support for Finger Gym, Numeracy and Writing
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Intervention Pack 2: Targeted Support for Finger Gym, Numeracy and Writing

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This complete intervention pack includes over 40 NEW activities for finger gym, numeracy, and writing ready-planned to boost learning. It is designed for support staff (LSAs and TAs) to grab and deliver targeted support without the stress of them having to plan it. It is also great for NQTs or new to Early Years teachers! This complete pack is organized in such a way to allow the person delivering the interventions to list the children involved and annotate notes to support further development including the children’s next steps. These activities are designed for children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.
Shape Assessment (EYFS)
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Shape Assessment (EYFS)

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A sheet to record your assessment of the children in 2d shape recognition. Print this sheet twice (there are enough rows for 15 names) and simply fill in beside each child's name their results for recognition of each shape which is clearly shown.
Forest School: An Introduction to Making a Fire
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Forest School: An Introduction to Making a Fire

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This lesson plan/ activity will guide you through having a fire with your children. It is intended for children aged 4-8 but can easily be extended for slightly elder children. The activity follows the Forest School approach to fire making and is an ideal means to introduce fire to children. the fire making is in a Kelly Kettle (Storm Kettle) and the plan guides you through the process of getting the children involved (gathering fuel) in order to boil water for their own hot chocolate! I have found this to be one of the most enjoyable sessions taught outdoors but I recommend it only be carried out when the practitioner has complete confidence in the behaviour of the chidlren. This suits nicely towards the end of a series of Forest School sessions and feeds beautifully into cooking on an open fire, which should follow the following week as a means of extending and imbedding the learning.
Outdoor Writing Challenge: Sheet 3
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Outdoor Writing Challenge: Sheet 3

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A simple writing challenge for your Reception children. This independent activity challenges the child to first locate the items on the sheet, which they have great fun doing with their friends, and then write down their name. There is guidance for letter formation included. For best results, provide a clipboard with interesting fancy pens!